Grateful for the Graft

Nominate your colleague

There’s a snag in the industry…

In one of the oldest trades we know, the construction sector has provided us with our most valuable buildings. From the comfort of our own homes to the greatness of Big Ben, we have all benefited from the hard graft of construction workers.

So, why is it that an industry which has given us so much, is suffering in silence? Recent statistics show that almost a quarter of construction workers are considering leaving the industry in the next 12 months due to poor mental health.

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Grateful for the graft campaign

Our mission is to make the lives of construction workers easier. Ed Controls is spreading positivity in the industry and bringing awareness to important topics like mental health. We’ll be surprising construction workers across the UK with tokens of appreciation, nominate your site to put a smile on your colleague’s face!

Proud Partners of the Lighthouse Club

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Joining Forces

We’re joining forces with The Lighthouse Charity Construction Club, a charity focussed on providing support for those suffering from mental health problems within our industry.

What you can do?

  • Nominate your colleague to receive a token of appreciation

  • Ask a colleague how they are feeling.

  • If someone tells you they are having a hard time, don’t joke, listen.

  • Use resources available at Lighthouse Club. And become aware of the warning signs of a person struggling.



  • Anxiety and depression are more common than musculoskeletal injuries on construction site.

  • In 2017, Randstad reporting showed that 34% of construction workers surveyed have experienced a mental health condition in the last 12 months, and that 73% felt that their employers do not recognise the early signs of mental health problems.

  • In 2020 a staggering 21,000 cases of work related stress, depression and anxiety were reported– that is a 50% increase in just 2 years. This is only diagnosed cases, the actual figure is expected to be much greater.

  • “According to the Office of National Statistics, over 1,400 construction workers took their lives between 2011 and 2015.”

Sources: Smas Worksafe, Mates in mind, Almas Industries, Metropolitan Electrical Services